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Why apply for a Canada PR?

  • Invites 4.85 lakh Canada PRs in 2024
  • Welcoming 1.5 million new PRs by 2026
  • 1 Million jobs lying vacant for 100+ days
  • Earn 5 to 8 times your current salary
  • Access to Universal Healthcare System
  • FREE Education for your children
  • Retirement benefits
  • Easiest path to get Canadian Citizenship

A Canada Permanent Resident Visa grants non-Canadian citizens the right to live, work, and study in Canada indefinitely, with access to social benefits and protection under Canadian law. It is a step toward gaining full Canadian citizenship, though it does not grant the right to vote in Canadian elections. 

What is a Canada PR Visa?

A Canada Permanent Resident Visa is a gateway to permanent resident status in Canada. Canada PR Visa is valid for 5 years, and candidates with a Canada PR card can live, study, and work in Canada freely. Based on their eligibility, they can apply for Canadian citizenship. 

Do’s and Don’ts of Canadian Permanent Resident:

Dos Don’ts
Canada PRs get most of the social benefits to which Canadian citizens are entitled. These include healthcare coverage. Canada PRs can’t vote or run for any political office.
Canada PRs can live, study, or work anywhere in Canada. Canada PRs can’t hold certain government jobs requiring high-level security clearance.
Canada PRs can apply for Canadian citizenship.
Canada PRs will be protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canadian law.

Read more...

What is Canada PR?
 

Who can be the Permanent Resident of Canada? 

A permanent resident of Canada is an individual granted the right to live, study, and work anywhere in Canada through a Permanent Resident Visa. Candidates with permanent resident status in Canada can enjoy many of the rights of Canadian citizens, although they remain citizens of their home countries unless they apply for and are granted Canadian citizenship. It is valid for 5 years and can be renewed. 

 

Canadian Permanent Resident Vs. Canada Citizenship


The difference between Canada PR and Canadian citizens is given in the table below: 
 

Feature
Canada PR Canada Citizenship
Status Permanent resident status Full citizenship status
Passport Requires passport from country of origin Eligible for a Canadian passport
Residency Obligation Must live in Canada for at least 730 days in 5 years No residency obligation
Right to Vote Cannot vote in federal, provincial, or municipal elections Can vote in federal, provincial, and municipal elections
Political Office Cannot hold political office Can hold political office
Job Restrictions Some jobs requiring high-level security clearance are restricted Can work in all jobs, including those requiring security clearance
Jury Duty Not eligible to serve on a jury Eligible to serve on a jury
Deportation Can be deported for serious criminality or violation of PR obligations Cannot be deported. Citizenship is secure except in cases of citizenship obtained by fraud
Travel Rights Can travel to and from Canada freely but may need visas for other countries Can travel to many countries without a visa due to a Canadian passport
Family Sponsorship Can sponsor relatives to become PRs, subject to meeting eligibility requirements Same as PR, but also enjoys the right to pass citizenship to children born outside Canada
International Mobility Travel rights can be restricted based on the country of origin's passport Enjoy more freedom to travel internationally
Access to Social Benefits Access to most social benefits, including healthcare Access to all social benefits, including healthcare
Eligibility for Citizenship Must meet specific residency and other criteria to apply for citizenship Already a citizen; no application necessary
Renewal of Status PR card must be renewed every 5 years Citizenship is for life; no need for renewal
 
 

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Canada PR Process

Canada PR process is an easy 7-step procedure for applicants who meet the eligibility and requirements. Following the 7 steps, you can submit your Canada PR visa application.

Permanent Resident (PR) visa has become prominent among immigrants who are willing to settle in ‘Maple Leaf country.’ It depends on your path to apply for the Canada PR visa.

Here is the path list that guides you on the Canada PR process.

Did You Know: You can get a Canada PR Visa without a job offer in Canada.” 

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026

Canada PR via Express Entry

Candidates applying for the Canada PR visa through the Express Entry program must use a points-based selection system. The Express Entry System basically consists of three sub-categories:

  1. Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

If you are an overseas skilled worker, you can apply for a Canada PR visa under the Federal Skilled Workers Program. The Canadian government initiated this program in 2015 to encourage skilled workers to come and settle in the country.

Canada PR via PNP

Canada offers nearly 80 different Provincial Nominee Programs, or PNPs, which have their individual eligibility requirements. The PNP program allows provinces to meet their individual immigration needs by helping them fill jobs that are in demand and meet labor shortages in their province.

Most PNPs require applicants to have some connection to the province. They should have either worked earlier in that province or studied there. Or they should have a job offer from an employer in the province for a job visa. However, some PNPs require no previous connection to the province you are applying for; you can apply for a Canada PR visa directly to the PNP program of that province.

The popular PNP programs for a Canada PR visa are:

Canadian PR Eligibility 


Check your eligibility
 

Canadian Permanent Resident Requirements

Below is the checklist of Canada PR requirements you need to check before applying for permanent residence in Canada.

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Language ability
  • Adaptability
  • Arranged employment
  • Police verification certificate

Application for a Canada PR visa through the PNP program requires the applicants to have some connection to the province. You can either work in that province or study there. You can be eligible if you have a job offer from an employer in the province. To qualify under this program, you should be able to get 67 points out of 100 in the eligibility factors given below:

  1. Age: Those between 18-35 years get maximum points. Those above 35 get fewer points, while the maximum age to qualify is 45 years.
  2. Education: Under this category, your educational qualification must be equal to higher secondary education under Canadian standards.
  1. Work experience: For minimum points, you should have at least one year of full-time work experience. More years of work experience means more points. IRCC use the 2021 National Occupational Classification (NOC) system to identify and categorize jobs (occupations) and your occupation must be listed based on the training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) as they require: TEER 0, or TEER 1 and 2, or TEER 3.
  1. Language ability: You must have at least 6 bands in your IELTS test, and the score must be less than 2 years old. You get extra points if you are proficient in French.
  1. Adaptability: If your spouse or common-law partner is willing to migrate with you to Canada, you are entitled to 10 extra points for adaptability.
  1. Arranged employment: You can gain a maximum of 10 points if you have a valid offer from a Canadian employer.

How to get a Canada Permanent Residency Visa?

Indians applying for a Canada PR visa need to meet all the eligibility criteria and arrange all the requirements. Then, follow the below steps to file your Canada PR visa application from India.

  • Step 1: Complete your language ability tests before starting the application process. Take the IELTS exam and get the required scores. If required, you might need to take a French language test.
  • Step 2: Submit your application based on the requirements of the immigration program you have decided on.
  • Step 3: Submit all the required documents. Ensure you provide only genuine documents. Remember that the education and work experience documents require authentication.
  • Step 4: Gather the required documents for proof of funds to support your stay in Canada. Get your medical checkup and police verification records ready.
  • Step 5: Your documents will go through a mandatory examination by an immigration officer. Be prepared to provide any additional information if required.
  • Step 6: You will receive confirmation of your PR status and will receive a COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence) card.
  • Step 7: Apply for your PR card and fly to Canada.

ECA – Educational Credential Assessment 

An important step while applying for your Canada PR visa is to apply for the Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), which is required if you have done your education outside Canada. The ECA report will show that your educational credentials are equal to Canadian secondary school credentials or post-secondary educational credentials.

The ECA is required if you are applying for a visa through the Express Entry program to prove that your foreign education degree or credential is valid and is equal to a Canadian degree. 

The following categories of PR applicants need to get an ECA: 

  • Applicants who have completed their education outside Canada and are applying for a PR visa under the Federal Skilled Workers Program.
  • Applicants who need to earn points for education received outside Canada.
  • Applicants whose spouse or partner is coming with them to Canada need to get an ECA for them as well to earn points for their education in the PR visa application.
  • An ECA is usually required for your highest level of education; for example, if you have a master’s degree, you will need an ECA for only that and not for your bachelor’s degree. However, if you have two or more credentials, you will need an ECA for both if you need credentials both of them.

You can get your ECA from one of the designated organizations given below:

  • World Education Services
  • Comparative Education Service – University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • International Qualifications Assessment Service
  • International Credential Evaluation Service
  • Medical Council of Canada (the professional body for Doctors)
  • Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (the professional body for Pharmacists)

The IRCC will only accept assessments that are issued on or after the date the organizations were designated to issue ECA reports for immigration applicants.

ECA fees 

Services Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
 
Electronic ECA report provided to you
C$248
An official paper report (delivery fees apply)
ECA report access by IRCC
Electronic storage of your report and verified transcripts for future use
Additional Fees
Delivery Options 
Fees
Standard delivery (tracking not included)
C$12
Courier delivery (tracking included)
U.S. and international courier services (per address) C$92
Next-day courier delivery (per address, Canada only) C$27
Add a new credential C$108
Convert ECA to a Document-by-Document evaluation C$54
Convert ECA to a Course-by-Course evaluation C$108
First report (WES Basic) C$54
First report (WES ICAP) C$33
Each additional report C$33

You should choose your organization based on your occupation; for instance, if you are a Pharmacist (NOC code 3131) and need a license to practice, you must get your report from the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada.


Benefits of Permanent Residency in Canada

As a Canada PR visa holder, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Can apply for Canadian citizenship in the future
  • Can live, work, and study anywhere in Canada
  • Eligible for healthcare and other social benefits enjoyed by Canadian citizens
  • Protection under Canadian law

You must apply for the Canada PR visa exclusively if you are a student or a worker from a foreign country; it does not automatically make you a permanent resident.

Refugees from another country do not automatically become permanent residents. Their status as a refugee must be approved by the Immigration and Refugee Board. Subsequent to this, they can apply for and obtain a PR status.   
 

Jobs in Canada for Indians

StatCan reports that there are 1 million jobs in Canada for overseas skilled professionals. The table below gives you all the information about the top-in-demand occupations in Canada, along with the average salary range.

Occupation Average Salary in CAD
Sales Representative 52,000 - 64,000
Accountant 63,000 - 75,000
Engineering Project Manager 74,000 - 92,000
Business Analyst 73,000 - 87,000
IT Project Manager 92,000 - 114,000
Account Manager 75,000 - 92,000
Software Engineer 83,000 - 99,000
Human Resources 59,000 - 71,000
Customer Service Representative 37,000 - 43,000
Administrative Assistant 37,000 - 46,000


IT Jobs in Canada

IT companies in Canada are hiring more foreign workers. As per the recent news, there is high demand for IT professionals under Express Entry. The top IT jobs are listed below:

List of IT jobs NOC codes
Developer/Programmer NOC 21232
Business System Analyst/Administrator NOC 21221
Data Analyst /Scientist NOC 21223
Quality Assurance Analyst NOC 21222
Security Analyst/Architect NOC 21220
Cloud Architect NOC 20012
 IT Project Manager NOC 21311
Network Engineer NOC 22220

 

Total cost for Canada PR from India

The total cost for a Canada PR visa is 2,500 CAD – 3,000 CAD. This cost varies based on the number of applicants.

  • Single applicant is 2,340 CAD
  • Couple with no kids, it costs 4,680 CAD
  • Couple with one kid, it costs  5,285 CAD

It is the sum of your application fees for you and your spouse and dependents, fees for medical examination, English language test, ECA fees, PCC fees, etc. 

The table below gives you all the total costs for a Canada PR visa.

Program

Applicants

Current fees (April 2022 – March 2024)

New fees (April 2024 – March 2026)

Right of Permanent Residence Fee

Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$515

$575

Protected persons

Principal applicant

$570

$635

Protected persons

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$570

$635

Protected persons

Accompanying dependent child

$155

$175

Permit holders

Principal applicant

$335

$375

Live-in Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)

Principal applicant

$570

$635

Live-in Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$570

$635

Live-in Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)

Accompanying dependent child

$155

$175

Humanitarian and compassionate consideration / Public policy

Principal applicant

$570

$635

Humanitarian and compassionate consideration / Public policy

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$570

$635

Humanitarian and compassionate consideration / Public policy

Accompanying dependent child

$155

$175

Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)

Principal applicant

$850

$950

Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$850

$950

Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)

Accompanying dependent child

$230

$260

Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives)

Sponsorship fee

$75

$85

Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives)

Sponsored principal applicant

$490

$545

Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives)

Sponsored child (principal applicant under 22 years old and not a spouse/partner)

$75

$85

Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives)

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$570

$635

Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives)

Accompanying dependent child

$155

$175

Business (federal and Quebec)

Principal applicant

$1,625

$1,810

Business (federal and Quebec)

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$850

$950

Business (federal and Quebec)

Accompanying dependent child

$230

$260


Proof of Funds for Canada PR

Canadian PR applicants should also provide proof of funds to prove that they have the required funds to support their stay and that of their dependents once they come to Canada till they can earn their income in the country. Letters from banks where the money is deposited are required as proof. The proof of funds will vary depending on the number of family members of the primary PR applicant.  

 
Number of family members
Current Funds Required
Funds required (in Canadian dollars) Coming into effect May 28, 2024
1
CAD 13,757
CAD 14,690
2
CAD 17,127
CAD 18,288
3
CAD 21,055
CAD 22,483
4
CAD 25,564
CAD 27,297
5
CAD 28,994
CAD 30,690
6
CAD 32,700
CAD 34,917
7
CAD 36,407
CAD 38,875
If more than 7 people, for each additional family member
CAD 3,706
CAD 3,958
 

Canada PR Processing Times

The general processing time for the Canada PR visa is 6 to 8 months. However, the processing time depends on the program under which you made an application. For instance, if you applied under the CEC program, your application will be processed within three to four months (Read more...).

*Note: If you have applied through the Express Entry program, you must apply within 90 days if you get an invitation to apply. 

Phase-wise process timelines & costs
Phase Process Description Designated Authority TAT (Turn Around Time) Fees Applicable
Phase 1 Step 1 An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify your foreign education is valid and equal to a completed credential in Canada. It is valid for 5 years. WES 6-8 Weeks CAD$305
[CAD$ 220 for report + CAD$ 85 for international courier]
CAD$ 275
IQAS 20 Weeks [CAD$ 260 for report + CAD$ 75 for international courier]
CAD$ 335
[CAD$ 260 for report + CAD$ 85 for international courier]
ICAS 20 Weeks CAD$ 345
[CAD$ 280 for report + CAD$ 75 for international courier]
ICES 8 – 10 Weeks CAD$ 210 + CAD$ 102 for Courier
CAD$ 310 Fee + CAD$ 190 SVR + CAD$ 120 for ECA
CAD$ 340 Fee + CAD$ 685 Evaluation
CES 12 Weeks IELTS: INR 15,500
  MCC (Doctors) 15 Weeks CELPIP: INR 10,845 [plus taxes]
PEBC (Pharmacists) 15 Weeks TEF: variable
Step 2 English or French Language Test IELTS /CELPIP /TEF Within 4 weeks No Fee
Varies based on Provinces.
Application Fees per Applicant – CAD$ 850
Phase 2 Step 1 EOI – Expression Of Interest IRCC Your Profile will be valid for 12 months. RPRF Fees for Applicant & Spouse – CAD$ 515
Step 2 PNP – Provincial Nomination Program Provincial Authorities Varies based on Provinces Biometrics – CAD$ 85 per person
Phase 3 Step 1 Invitation To Apply – ITA Main Applicant + Spouse + Children 60 Days Medical Fee – As applicable
Step 2 Passport Submission and PR Visa Main Applicant + Spouse + Children Up to 30 days VFS fee as applicable

 

*Note: Table last updated on 7th May 2023

Disclaimer: For IELTS/CELPIP/PTE, fees may change without prior notice.

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Latest Canada Express Entry draws 

Draw no.

Date

Immigration program

Invitations issued

Reference Links

305 July 18, 2024 French language proficiency 1,800 7th Express Entry Draw of July issued 1800 ITAs to French Professionals
304 July 17, 2024 Canadian Experience Class 6,300 Biggest Express Entry Draw issued PR Visas to 6,300 CEC candidates
303 July 16, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 1,391 Express Entry Draw invited 1391 PNP candidates. Register your EOI today!
302 July 08, 2024 French language proficiency 3,200 4th Express Entry Draw in July invites 3200 French Professionals
301 July 05, 2024 Healthcare occupations 3,750 Canada Express Entry #301 draw invites 3750 candidates to apply for a PR Visa
300 July 04, 2024 Trade occupations  1800 Latest Express Entry Draw issued 1800 Invitations
299 July 02, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 920 First Express Entry Draw of July issued 920 ITAs
298 June 19, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 1,499 Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1499 candidates to apply for Canada PR
297 May 31, 2024 Canadian Experience Class 3,000 Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3000 Canadian Experience Class candidates. Apply now!
296 May 30, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 2,985 Breaking news! Canada Express Entry Draw issued 2985 ITAs after a long pause
295 April 24, 2024 French language proficiency 1,400

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1400 French Professionals

294 April 23, 2024 All Program draw 2,095 #294 Express Entry Draw invites 2095 candidates
293 April 11, 2024 STEM Professionals 4,500 #293 Express Entry Draw invites 4500 STEM professionals
292 April 10, 2024 All Program draw 1,280 Latest Express Entry Draw: IRCC invites 1280 candidates in the first draw of April 2024
291 March 26, 2024 French language proficiency 1500 Express Entry category-based draw invites 1500 French-speaking professionals
290 March 25, 2024 All Program draw 1,980 Latest Express Entry Draw invited 1980 candidates with a CRS score of 524
289 March 13, 2024 Transport occupations 975 First Category-based Express Entry Draw for Transport Occupations in 2024 issued 975 ITAs
288 March 12, 2024 All Program draw 2850 Latest Canada Express Entry draw invites 2,850 candidates to apply for Canada PR
287 February 29, 2024 French language proficiency 2500 Express Entry Leap Year Draw: Canada invites 2,500 candidates on February 29, 2024
286 February 28, 2024 All Program draw 1,470

General Express Entry draw issued 1,470 ITAs with a CRS score of 534

285 February 16, 2024 Agriculture and Agri-food occupations  150

Express Entry Draw invites 150 candidates in Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations

284 February 14, 2024 Healthcare occupations 3,500 

Express Entry invites 3,500 candidates in a healthcare category-based draw

283 February 13, 2024 All Program draw 1,490

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw invited 1490 candidates to apply for Canada PR

282

February 1, 2024

French Language Proficiency

7,000


Biggest Express Entry Draw! 7,000 ITAs issued in French Language Category

280

January 23, 2024

All Program draw

1,040

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1040 candidates to apply for Canada PR

279

January 10, 2024

All Program draw

1,510

First Express Entry Draw of 2024: Canada invites 1510 Skilled Workers

 

 

63315 Invitations Issued from Jan 2024 to date in 2024

Express Entry/ Province Draw

January

February

March

April

May

Total

Express Entry

3280

16110

7305

5780

5985

43,454

Alberta

130

157

75

48

0

410

British Columbia

974

812

634

170

308

2590

Manitoba

698

282

104

363

1565

1447

Ontario

8122

6638

11092

0

0

25852

Prince Edward Island

134

223

83

66

6

506

Saskatchewan

0

0

35

0

0

35

Total

13338

24222

19328

6427

7858

63315


Latest Canada PR news

July 19, 2024

1473 candidates invited via Manitoba, BC and Ontario PNP draws 

Three Canadian provinces held the latest PNP draws and invited 1473 candidates to apply for Canada PR. Ontario and Manitoba held 2 PNP draws each on July 18, 2024 while the latest British Columbia PNP draws was on July 16, 2024. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was 80 to 645 points. 

July 18, 2024

7th Express Entry Draw of July issued 1800 ITAs to French Professionals

IRCC conducted the seventh Express Entry draw of July on July 18, 2024. The department issued 1800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates with French proficiency. The minimum CRS score for the draw was 400 points.  

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July 17, 2024

Biggest Express Entry Draw issued PR Visas to 6,300 CEC candidates

IRCC conducted one of the biggest Express Entry draws on July 17, 2024. The draw was targeted to invite candidates under the Canadian Experience Class(CEC) and 6300 CEC candidates received ITAs via the latest draw. The minimum CRS score for eligible candidates was 515 points. 

Read more…

July 16, 2024

Express Entry Draw invited 1391 PNP candidates. Register your EOI today!

IRCC held the latest Express Entry draw on July 16, 2024. The fifth Express Entry draw of July 2024 invited 1391 PNP candidates. The minimum CRS score required to be eligible for the draw was 670 points. 

Read more…

 

July 16, 2024

65,000 Indians received Canadian PRs in 2024. India tops the race

As of May 2024, around 65,000 PR visas were issued to Indians amongst the total of 210, 865 news PRs welcomed by Canada. In Q1 2024, Canada welcomed 37,915 new Indian permanent residents. The popular immigration pathways chosen by Indian immigrants are Express Entry, PNP and family sponsorship programs. 

Read more…

 

July 11, 2024

OINP issued 1277 NOIs under Skilled Trades Stream

On July 11, 2024 Ontario held the latest PNP draw which issued 1277 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) The draw was targeted to invite candidates under the Skilled Trades Stream. The CRS score range for the draw was between 408-435 points. This was the second OINP draw of July, 2024. 

Read more…

 

July 09, 2024

Ontario and BC PNP draws issued 1737 ITAs under six streams

The latest OINP and BC PNP draws held on July 09, 2024 issued 1737 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under six streams. Ontario issued the maximum number of ITAs inviting 1666 candidates  while British Columbia invited 71 candidates via the latest PNP draw. The minimum CRS score range was between 50 and 134 points.

Read more…

 

July 09, 2024

AAIP applications open from July 09, 2024

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) is open for applications from July 09, 2024. The next slot is to open on August 13, 2024. Candidates willing to submit their EOI can apply for the following streams: 

  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream

July 09, 2024

4th Express Entry Draw in July invites 3200 French Professionals

IRCC conducted the latest Express Entry draw on July 08, 2024 and issued 3200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The fourth Express Entry draw of July 2024 targeted candidates having French language proficiency. The minimum CRS score for the draw was 420 points. 

Read more…

July 06, 2024

More category-based Express Entry draws to be held in 2024 

Canada plans to focus on conducting more category-based draws in 2024. IRCC will be prioritising category-based draws to attract skilled immigrants who would contribute to the changing economic requirements and labour market needs of the country.

July 05, 2024

Canada Express Entry #301 draw invites 3750 candidates to apply for PR Visa

IRCC conducted the latest Express Entry draw on July 05, 2024. The department issued 3750 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for healthcare occupations. The lowest CRS score for the draw was 445 points. 

Read more…


July 04, 2024

Manitoba draw held on 04th July 2024

The latest MPNP draw held on July 04, 2024 issued 126 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). Candidates  under the Skilled worker overseas and International Education Stream were invited to apply for Canada PR. The lowest CRS score for eligible candidates was 709 points.

July 04, 2024

Canada issues 1,800 ITAs in the latest Express Entry Draw for trade occupations

The latest Express Entry draw was held on July 04, 2024.  IRCC issued 1800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for trade occupations. The minimum CRS SCore required to be eligible for the draw was 436 points. 

Read more…


July 05, 2024

New updates announced to the HCP and FSSW Stream 

OINP introduced new changes to the educational requirements for nurses applying for Human capital Priorities (HCP) and the French Speaking Skilled Worker(FSSW) streams which will make the qualification process easier for OINP. 

Nurses meeting the following conditions are exempted from the above requirement: 

  • They are registered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in the General, Extended, or Temporary class 
  • Their primary NOC falls under one of the following occupations:

NOC Code

Occupation 

NOC 31300

Nursing coordinators and supervisors

NOC 31301

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 31302

Nurse practitioners

NOC 32101

Licensed practical nurses

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD)added certain occupations to the list of occupations eligible for the stream for job roles located outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The newly added occupations are: 

NOC Codes 

Occupations 

NOC Codes 

Occupations 

NOC 14400

Shippers and Receivers

NOC 94120

Sawmill machine operators

NOC 14402

Production logistics workers

NOC 94121

Pulp mill, papermaking and finishing machine operators

NOC 65320

Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations

NOC 94123

Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders

NOC 74200

Railway yard and track maintenance workers

NOC 94142

Fish and seafood plant workers

NOC 74203

Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers

NOC 94143

Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

NOC 74204 

Utility maintenance workers

NOC 94200

Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

NOC 74205

Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers

NOC 94202

Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing

NOC 75101

Material handlers

NOC 94203

Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers

NOC 75119

Other trades helpers and labourers

NOC 94205

Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing

NOC 75211

Railway and motor transport labourers

NOC 94211

Assemblers and inspectors of other wood products

NOC 75212

Public works and maintenance labourers

NOC 94212

Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

NOC 85102

Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers

NOC 95100

Labourers in mineral and metal processing

NOC 94101

Foundry workers

NOC 95101

Labourers in metal fabrication

NOC 94102

Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters

NOC 95103

Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing

NOC 94103

Concrete, clay and stone forming operators

NOC 95104

Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing

NOC 94104

Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

NOC 95106

Labourers in food and beverage processing

NOC 94112 

Rubber processing machine operators and related workers

NOC 95107

Labourers in fish and seafood processing

 

July 03, 2024

British Columbia issues 77 ITAs via the latest BC PNP Draw!

The latest PNP draw was held by British Columbia on July 03, 2024. The province issued 77 invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the latest PNP draw. The  minimum CRS score for the draw was between 80-122 points. 

July 02, 2024

First Express Entry Draw of July issued 920 ITAs

The first Express Entry draw of July was held on July 02, 2024. Canada invited 920  PNP candidates via the latest Express Entry draw. The minimum CRS score to be considered eligible for the draw was 739 points. 

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July 01, 2024

Canada Draws in June 2024: Express Entry and PNP draws issued 6118 ITAs

Canada invited a total of 6118 candidates via the 18 draws held in June 2024. There were 17 PNP draws which issued 4619 Invitations to apply while 1499 candidates were invited via the single Express Entry draw held in the  ‘sixth month of the year’. 

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July 01, 2024

Canada has 575,000 Job Vacancies as on April 2024

According to recent data by StatCan, 575,000 job vacancies have been reported in Canada. The highest number of job vacancies are recorded in the healthcare and social assistance sector, reporting a 2.9% labour demand in the two sectors. 

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June 28, 2024

Canada’s citizenship bill changes delayed to Aug 2024

Amendments expected to the first generation limit (FGL) to pass on Canadian citizenship have been delayed till August 2024. The next hearing on the FGL issue is scheduled on August 01, 2024 where it would be decided if the issue can be further postponed till December 2024. 

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June 27, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, Manitoba, PEI and Quebec issued 2321 invitations 

The latest PNP draws were held by Alberta, British Colubia, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec in June 2024. The provinces issued 2321 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the latest draw. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was between 80-721 points. 

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June 26, 2024

Alberta and Manitoba issued 323 Invitations via the  latest PNP draws

Alberta held the latest PNP draw on June 18, 2024 while the  Manitoba PNP was held on June 25, 2024. The provinces issued 323 invitations through the latest PNP draws. The minimum CRS score range was between 301-506. 

 

June 22, 2024

British Columbia announces Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Stream as Permanent one. Apply now!

BC announced to add the Entrepreneur Regional Pilot Program permanently to its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Stream will allow entrepreneurs to set up a business and settle in the province.

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June 20, 2024

Ontario PNP Draw invited 212 candidates for the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream!

Ontario held the latest PNP draw on June 20, 2024. The province issued 212 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for French-speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The minimum CRS score for the draw was between 305-409. 

 

June 19, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1499 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Canada held the latest Express Entry draw on June 19, 2024. IRCC issued 1499 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the latest draw. The draw #298 targeted to invite Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply for Canada PR. The minimum CRS score for the draw was 663. 

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June 18, 2024

75 Skills Immigration Invitations issued via the latest BC PNP draw 

British Columbia held the latest PNP draw on June 18, 2024. The minimum CRS score range for eligible candidates was between 80-122.  The province issued 75 Skills Immigration Invitations under 5 categories including childcare, healthcare, construction, tech and veterinary care. 

June 17, 2024

Ontario PNP Draw invited 190 candidates under 2 streams

Ontario issued 190 invitations to candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 39 and above. Ontario targeted the Foreign Worker stream and the International Student stream.

June 14, 2024

SINP issued 120 invitations on June 13, 2024

On June 13, 2024, SINP issued 120 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 88. SINP targeted In-demand occupations and Express Entry.

June 14, 2024

Canada issued more than 60,000 LMIAs in 2023

Canada issued more than 60,000 LMIAs to support the recruiting of foreign workers in 2023. 3 top positions that received LMIAs were within the administrative, construction, and farming sectors. Applicants in these positions also received their work permits under different streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). 

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June 13, 2024

Target met for the Alberta Opportunity Stream and Tourism and Hospitality Stream

On June 11th, 2024, the application period for the Alberta Opportunity Stream Accelerated Tech Pathway was open. 430 applications will be accepted under the Alberta Opportunity Stream and 30 applications for the Accelerated Tech Pathway. The next cap will open on July 9th, 2024.

June 13, 2024

Nova Scotia LOIs issued on 11th June 2024
On June 11, 2024, Nova Scotia issued Letters of Interest to Express Entry profiles. The invitations were issued to NOC 31209, but only podiatrists with experience could apply.

June 12, 2024

British Columbia and Ontario held PNP Draws and issued 310 ITAs

On June 11, 204, British Columbia and Ontario conducted the latest PNP draws, and 310 invitations were issued to eligible candidates. Ontario issued 244 ITAs for the foreign worker's stream and the International Students stream. British Columbia issued 66 Invitations to candidates with CRS scores ranging from 93 - 131.

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June 11, 2024

Quebec, BC, and Manitoba issued 1,763 invitations

British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba held latest PNP draws and invited 1,763 candidates. Quebec issued the highest number of invites to 1,441 candidates.

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June 7, 2024

Manitoba PNP draw issued 254 LAAs

Manitoba issued 254 Letters of Advice to Apply to candidates in the latest draw that was held on June 6, 2024, with a minimum CRS score ranging between 708 and 834. Manitoba targeted the International Education Stream and Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Overseas.

June 7, 2024

New proof of fund requirement for SINP Applicants

Applicants to the SINP Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories must have proof of settlement funds that meet the new requirements of IRCC as of August 30, 2024. As of May 27, 2024, all permanent residency applications submitted to IRCC that require settlement funds must meet the new requirement.

June 5, 2024

4 Alberta Streams will resume accepting applications from June 11

The following streams and pathways have adopted the new approach, this will be effective from June 1, 2024.

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream

Applications will be accepted every month starting on the following dates: June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, and December 10. When the monthly application target is reached, no further applications will be accepted until the next date.

June 5, 2024

BC PNP Draw

On June 4, 2024, British Columbia held a PNP draw and issued 68 invitations. The draw targeted childcare, construction, healthcare, and tech occupations. The minimum CRS score for the draw ranges from 93 – 122.

June 5, 2024

Caregivers are now eligible for immediate Permanent Residency in Canada under New Pilot Program – Apply Today!

Canada has announced new caregiver pilot programs for home child care provider and the Home Support Worker Pilot approaches. The new pilot programs will grant caregivers with permanent resident status when they arrive in Canada.

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June 4, 2024

232,000 Skilled Workers land jobs in multiple sectors in Canada: StatCan

The latest Statistics Canada data reveals, 232,000 Skilled Workers landed jobs in multiple sectors in Canada. The number of employees receiving pay and benefits from their employer increased by 14,600 in February and 51,400 in March. Workers landed more jobs in 11 out of 20 sectors in the third month of 2024.

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June 1, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3000 Canadian Experience Class candidates. Apply now!

3000 candidates received ITAs in the latest Canada Express Entry Draw, which was held on 31 May 2024. The draw targeted Canadian Experience Class candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 522.

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May 30, 2024

Breaking news! Canada Express Entry Draw issued 2985 ITAs after a long pause

The latest Express Entry Draw #296 was held on May 30, 2024 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 2,985 candidates. The minimum CRS score for the draw was 676. 

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May 28, 2024

BCPNP Draw issued 71 ITAs. Apply now!

BCPNP held its 4th PNP draw on May 28, 2024, and issued 71 ITAs to candidates having a score ranging from 80-131.

May 24, 2024

#219 Manitoba PNP Draw issued 253 LAAs. Submit your EOI now!

On May 24, 2024, the recent Manitoba draw was held. Around 253 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to candidates with a minimum CRS Score ranging between 688 and 782. This was the third PNP draw to be held in May 2024.

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May 23, 2024

British Columbia issued 79 PNP invitations

The latest BC PNP draw was on May 22, 2024. 79 invitations were issued to eligible candidates with minimum CRS scores between 80 and 122.

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May 22, 2024

Parents and Grandparents Program invitations will be sent out starting from 21st May 2024

Starting May 21, IRCC will send out invitations to potential sponsors for the Parents and Grandparents Program. The last date to submit completed application forms is August 02, 2024. Sponsors who submitted ‘interest to sponsor' forms in 2020  are to be considered for selection. 

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May 17, 2024

Canada welcomed 393,500 new citizens in FY 2023-24

IRCC welcomed 393,500 citizens in FY 2023-24. The Immigration Minister will hold citizenship events to commemorate the event. The annual Newcomer's Day will be held in Toronto on May 23, 2024.

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May 15, 2024

BC PNP draw issued 77 ITAs under 5 categories. Submit your EOI now!

The latest BC PNP Draw was held on May 14, 2024. 77 candidates were invited to apply for PR via the recent PNP draw. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was between 80 and 131.

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May 14, 2024

Canada's employment increases by 90,000 and average salaries reach $35 per hour in April 2024

The employment rate in Canada increased by 90,000 and average salaries per hour reached $35 in April. Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and New Brunswick are a few provinces where the employment rate increased in April.

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May 10, 2024

Manitoba PNP draw issued 371 LAAs

The latest Manitoba PNP draw was held on May 9, 2024. Manitoba issued 371 Letters of Advice to Apply to candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 698 - 836.

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May 8, 2024

BC PNP draw issued 81 Skilled Immigration Invitations

On May 7th 2024, British Columbia held a PNP draw and issued 81 invitations. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was 80-120. Five BC PNP draws were conducted in April 2024.

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May 7, 2024

Excluded Occupation List for the SINP’s Express Entry Category and the Occupations In-Demand Category

Canada PGP will accept 35,700 invitations starting from May 21st, 2024. The PGP allows Canadian citizens to sponsor their parents or grandparents for Canadian PR. Individuals who have submitted their applications in 2020 will now receive an invitation.

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May 3, 2024

Ottawa updated Application Processing Times

IRCC improved online processing times on 2nd May 2, 2024, to help new people from longer wait times to processing their applications. The updated processing times are now available for a few applications.

May 2, 2024

Canada is hiring! PEI International Recruitment Event is open. Register now!

Register in PEI’s International Recruitment and grab a job opportunity in Canada. Recruitment events are conducted to support immigrants who choose to live and work in Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island invites students in International Recruitment event to study, work and explore unique experiences.

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